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Piritual enlightenment was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain Teresa always denied her own saintlines The personality the unabashed passion of this woman makes me hopeful Such a brilliant jewel among the saints I love it

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La vida de Teresa de JesúsS however saying in a letter 'There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity' This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece after Don uixote it is Spain's most widely read prose class I am always rediscovering Sta Teresa She is the first of so many things in so many ways first woman Doctor of the Church first reformer of the Carmelite order first woman to found an order of men first modern ie post Inuistion western mystic and each time I reread her it's like the first time all over again at a new depth and with a new dimensionI was wary about this translation because the introduction is well froofy and kinda new age in a way that peeves me In my ideal world the translator is NOT an I presence in the work who tells you about her swami boyfriend slash guru or peppers her sentences with I love this so much I prefer a transparent translator like an overlay that enhances and makes the translated text visible for my new reading But in all fairness Mirabai Starr's translation work of Sta Teresa's autobiography does precisely this and she even brings up the subject of letting go of her her ness in the introduction You just have to wade through a lot of inclusive jargon that borders on post modern hippiedom in order to get to the searing glory of Sta Teresa's words which have clearly inspired and transfigured Starr'sI have to pace myself because the book is like molten gold or very fine champagne I don't want it to go to my head all at once With a one chapter per day limit I am both eagerly devouring and luxuriantly savoring the timeless words Gracias Teresa

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La vida de Teresa de Jesús kindle ´ Paperback ↠ teresa of Ávila ↠ Born in the Castilian town of Ávila in 1515 Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty one Tormented by illness doubts and self recrimination she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and coBorn in the Castilian town of Ávila in 1515 Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty one Tormented by illness doubts and self recrimination she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation her s Great book Teresa of Avila was a woman of very modern sensibilities Her love affair with God is an integral part of this extraordinary autobiographyconfession There are the usual markers of the narrow mindedness of the contemporary culture in which she lived the pervasive religious fascism and fanaticism a fanaticism fostered and promoted by the Church's power through the mandate of the Inuisition the fear of the Devil's power to overthrow one's soul and the Devil's association with Negroes or Black skinned races Moors the intolerance for other religions Lutherans the abasement of women within the Church Yet for all of this it retains its sense of the modern due in no small part to Teresa's extraordinary skill in psychological analysis knowledge of Doctrine as well as Dogma Scripture and supporting texts such as St Augustine's Confessions and her use of Church politics and hierarchy to criticize the ecclesiastical structure and its ruling elite Despite her liberal sprinkle of self deprecatory remarks the reader will discover I think that St Teresa of Avila was an ambitious nun careful to hold herself apart from criticism by inviting it as a penance from God while carefully courting the favor of powerful interests to lobby on behalf of projects or persons she identified as true servants of God eventually obtaining what she desired enclosure in a stricter House which she founded and which was based upon poverty the convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Primitive Rule of St Joseph at Avila Readers may find her nested digressions excessive Still I think it was worth the effort to read about a woman who rose in prominence and influence at a time of great cultural and religious conservatism